Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1984 NO. 3 > Feb 2 1984

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission does not now have the authority, under § 52, chapter 3, Laws of 1983, 2nd Ex. Sess., to promulgate and enforce rules of general state‑wide applicability prescribing recreational boating safety standards and equipment, consistent with Coast Guard regulations and standards.

AGO 1989 NO. 9 > May 2 1989

Under current Washington law, the Department of Licensing has no authority to require the licensing of boats owned by Washington residents but used exclusively on waters outside the boundaries of the state.